Thursday, September 18, 2008

Birds in the North of Spain in Ornithomedia

I have had the pleasant surprise to see like one of the best ornithological Webs of Europe, Ornithomedia, has incorporated in the last article of the magazine dedicated to the identification of the Iberian Chiffchaff, a reference an article of my blog.

Distribution et identification du Pouillot ibérique

As a result of the publication of a note, “Distribution and identification of Iberian Chiffchaff” by Jose Luis Copete published in July 2008 for British Birds, Ornithomedia, makes a french version and in the section on the song they incorporate the simple article that I published in April of 2006, The song of Chiffchaff

The differentiation of the Iberian Chiffchaff and Common Chiffchaff is really very slight, but appreciable in good conditions of observation and clear by means of the song too.

In the article of Jose Luis Copete different aspects from the identification in hand are indicated, also is made a brief analysis of the propose subspecies for the Iberian Chiffchaff.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Post-nuptial migration.

The post-nuptial migration has begun with force in the north of Spain. Great amount of birds to cross towards the south, Willow Warbler and Pied Flycatcher abound in all the areas.

Herons, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Night Heron is possible to find in many wetlands and rivers of the north of Spain.

Like other years, the Lammergeier has been recorder in the north of Burgos, in this case to only 15 km of the inn Molino of Canto Inn, in the village of Hoz de Arreba.

The water reservoir of the Ebro, have an abundant records of waders, spoonbills, ducks….

In the cereal plains of the province of Burgos many raptors, principally falcons, the first Hooby, Common Kestrel, Lesser Kestrel and Peregrine Falcon and a record of Imperial Eagle.

And in the Bay of Biscay, great passage of seabirds, with numerous records of interesting species, like Wilson's Storm-petrel and the four European Skuas.

These records have been collected of different forums and blogs, thanks to their authors to maintain to us informed.

Special gratitude to Alfonso Rodrigo and his blog EXTREME BIRDING ESPAÑA, José Miguel Alonso Pumar and his blog Galician Birding, Manuel Estébanez and David Gonzalez Ortega. All records of Burgos you can find in the home page of Yearbook